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#Housing Crisis

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban
# Housing
# Housing

Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban

Feb 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 30,683 Views 50 Comments

An eviction ban for those in arrears has been in place across the country since late October,

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Every week of lockdown between 700 and 800 houses will not be built, says minister

Jan 27th 2021, 5:08 PM 24,587 Views 55 Comments

The lockdown will mean housing targets could be off by between 6,500 and 7,000 new homes,

'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits

Jan 27th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,213 Views 13 Comments

Homeless numbers are down but Simon Communities says the full impact of the pandemic will only be seen when restrictions are lifted permanently.

# housing-crisis - Monday 18 January, 2021

Working from home prompts more houses being bought outside urban areas - surveyors
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Working from home prompts more houses being bought outside urban areas - surveyors

Jan 18th 2021, 9:47 AM 21,391 Views 27 Comments

Surveyors predict a 4% rise in house prices in Ireland in 2021.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Covid-19 eviction moratorium helped families - but did not reduce homelessness among single adults
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Covid-19 eviction moratorium helped families - but did not reduce homelessness among single adults

Dec 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 12,696 Views 8 Comments

There were 4,495 adults without child dependents classified as homeless nationally in October.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Government expects 25,000 new homes built in 2021 - half by State or approved housing bodies
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government expects 25,000 new homes built in 2021 - half by State or approved housing bodies

Dec 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 13,076 Views 17 Comments

The shutdown of the industry slowed progress this year but it is unlikely further lockdowns would stop construction.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Covid-19 has 'dramatic effect' on government mortgage scheme for first-time buyers as drawdowns plummet
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Covid-19 has 'dramatic effect' on government mortgage scheme for first-time buyers as drawdowns plummet

Nov 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 19,978 Views 7 Comments

Approvals and drawdowns on the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme fell significantly from March onwards.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Tánaiste says homeless deaths 'fill us all with sorrow' and that 'beds were available'
# Dublin
# Dublin

Tánaiste says homeless deaths 'fill us all with sorrow' and that 'beds were available'

Nov 26th 2020, 2:48 PM 10,267 Views 16 Comments

The bodies of two men were found in different areas of Dublin city centre in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Opinion: It's time for courage - Rebuilding Ireland is dysfunctional and must be replaced
# Housing
# Housing

Opinion: It's time for courage - Rebuilding Ireland is dysfunctional and must be replaced

Nov 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 23,549 Views 22 Comments

Dr Rory Hearne says the Government’s housing model is fundamentally flawed and it’s time for a complete overhaul of the system.

# housing-crisis - Monday 9 November, 2020

Rent costs rise in four of Ireland's five major cities
# Rent
# Rent

Rent costs rise in four of Ireland's five major cities

Nov 9th 2020, 7:54 AM 45,674 Views 55 Comments

Rent prices in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford cities have risen compared to last year.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Social housing: Government pledges €500 million to build 9,500 new units next year
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Social housing: Government pledges €500 million to build 9,500 new units next year

Oct 13th 2020, 2:32 PM 13,672 Views 25 Comments

Michael McGrath said the State “needs to place a much greater emphasis” on directly building social and affordable housing.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Co-living developer seeks meeting with housing minister over 'sustained misinformed public commentary'
# Housing
# Housing

Co-living developer seeks meeting with housing minister over 'sustained misinformed public commentary'

Sep 3rd 2020, 12:05 AM 24,018 Views 40 Comments

The request comes as the minister carries out a review on whether co-living developments should be banned.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Another Dublin 6 co-living development labelled 'totally incompatible' in the age of Covid
# Kenilworth Motors
# Kenilworth Motors

Another Dublin 6 co-living development labelled 'totally incompatible' in the age of Covid

Aug 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 30,947 Views 18 Comments

With a review underway into the permission for a development in Rathmines, another application for Harold’s Cross is being considered.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'

Jul 28th 2020, 3:50 PM 14,941 Views 24 Comments

Renters are more likely to work in the sectors worst hit by the pandemic.

# housing-crisis - Friday 10 July, 2020

Eoin Ó Broin: Now is the time for the Government to borrow and invest in public housing
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eoin Ó Broin: Now is the time for the Government to borrow and invest in public housing

Jul 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,843 Views 80 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin says the new government has already reneged on its promises in relation to housing.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Call for banks to reverse 'de-facto ban' on mortgage approval for wage subsidy recipients
# Covid19
# Covid19

Call for banks to reverse 'de-facto ban' on mortgage approval for wage subsidy recipients

Jun 30th 2020, 10:30 AM 14,858 Views 30 Comments

Applicants who received approval before the Covid-19 crisis have had approval pulled.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May

Jun 25th 2020, 4:43 PM 5,856 Views 10 Comments

The total number of homeless people in Ireland is currently 8,876.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months

Jun 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 34,159 Views 46 Comments

Charities are asking the government to take action to prevent more homelessness in the wake of the pandemic.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Not-for-profit housing associations provided 41% of social housing in 2019
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Not-for-profit housing associations provided 41% of social housing in 2019

Jun 10th 2020, 7:01 AM 11,008 Views 18 Comments

The figures were released in the Irish Council for Social Housing’s activity report for 2019.

# housing-crisis - Monday 8 June, 2020

Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 8th 2020, 4:29 PM 12,790 Views 15 Comments

The number of households on the payment has risen by 5,136 since mid-March.

# housing-crisis - Monday 25 May, 2020

Numbers on Rent Supplement payment up 20% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Numbers on Rent Supplement payment up 20% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

May 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,281 Views 5 Comments

Housing groups have warned that Ireland could see a rise in evictions as a result of the crisis.

# housing-crisis - Monday 18 May, 2020

'We must protect Generation Rent from the effects of the Covid-19 crisis'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'We must protect Generation Rent from the effects of the Covid-19 crisis'

May 18th 2020, 8:44 AM 19,517 Views 88 Comments

Dr Michael Byrne of UCD welcomes new measures to protect tenants but says they should not be left to pick up the pieces once the virus passes.

# housing-crisis - Friday 15 May, 2020

Under 6,000 new social houses built in 2019 as government misses target again
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Under 6,000 new social houses built in 2019 as government misses target again

May 15th 2020, 11:43 AM 15,585 Views 44 Comments

Just 5,771 new builds were delivered to the government last year.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis
# The Other Crisis
# The Other Crisis

'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis

May 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 30,523 Views 77 Comments

There has been a 15% increase in the number of people receiving Rent Supplement since Covid-19 restrictions began.

# housing-crisis - Friday 24 April, 2020

Number of rental properties continues to rise - but charity says former Airbnbs won't solve housing crisis
# Housing
# Housing

Number of rental properties continues to rise - but charity says former Airbnbs won't solve housing crisis

Apr 24th 2020, 10:56 PM 24,549 Views 39 Comments

A new report by the Simon Communities says new properties are out of reach of HAP customers.

# housing-crisis - Friday 3 April, 2020

House completions likely to 'dry up' as homes on sale at lowest level since 2006
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

House completions likely to 'dry up' as homes on sale at lowest level since 2006

Apr 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 54,447 Views 35 Comments

Daft.ie says that this is the first time since late 2006 that fewer than 20,000 homes have been on the market.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Daft.ie is helping provide free accommodation for doctors and nurses battling the Covid-19 pandemic
# Frontline Lifeline
# Frontline Lifeline

Daft.ie is helping provide free accommodation for doctors and nurses battling the Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 1st 2020, 10:47 PM 33,479 Views 15 Comments

It’s expected that a feature allowing doctors and nurses to self-isolate outside of hospitals will be live by next week.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

February figures show number of people in emergency accommodation fell to 10,148
# February Figures
# February Figures

February figures show number of people in emergency accommodation fell to 10,148

Mar 31st 2020, 6:35 PM 12,452 Views 10 Comments

Eoghan Murphy said that his priority during the Covid-19 pandemic would be the safety of those in emergency accommodation.

# housing-crisis - Friday 27 March, 2020

Opinion: Renters should not be left with a debt burden after Covid-19, writes Eoin Ó Broin
# Housing
# Housing

Opinion: Renters should not be left with a debt burden after Covid-19, writes Eoin Ó Broin

Mar 27th 2020, 6:58 AM 26,777 Views 81 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says where renters can’t pay, landlords must be guaranteed a mortgage moratorium.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 8 March, 2020

Opinion: Adult children still at home? There's no blueprint for this time
# International Women's Day 2020
# International Women's Day 2020

Opinion: Adult children still at home? There's no blueprint for this time

Mar 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 33,656 Views 28 Comments

Like so many parents in Ireland in a difficult housing market, Ruth Deasy had to share her home with her two grown sons.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Poll: Are you in favour of a time-limited rent freeze?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Are you in favour of a time-limited rent freeze?

Mar 3rd 2020, 10:07 AM 31,012 Views 105 Comments

The constitutionality of a rent freeze has been debated for some time.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 27 February, 2020

UCD students stage tent protest against 'spiralling' cost of campus accommodation
# Student Protest
# Student Protest

UCD students stage tent protest against 'spiralling' cost of campus accommodation

Feb 27th 2020, 1:36 PM 17,520 Views 21 Comments

Students are organising a large demonstration for next week.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Students call on University of Limerick to reverse decision to double-up bedrooms on campus
# Digs
# Digs

Students call on University of Limerick to reverse decision to double-up bedrooms on campus

Feb 25th 2020, 10:27 AM 47,300 Views 40 Comments

Rent for the twin rooms will range from €2,800 to €4,250 per person.

# housing-crisis - Friday 14 February, 2020

FactCheck: Will the government spend more on HAP than on new social housing this year?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Will the government spend more on HAP than on new social housing this year?

Feb 14th 2020, 6:00 AM 25,445 Views 42 Comments

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin O Broin made the claim on television this week – but is he right?

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate

Jan 28th 2020, 8:21 PM 34,297 Views 57 Comments

Several claims were made about housing supply and homelessness last night. We’ve looked at the main ones.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Homeless in Galway: 'I lived in my car for four months - I don't have faith in politicians to sort this out'
# Noel Nestor
# Noel Nestor

Homeless in Galway: 'I lived in my car for four months - I don't have faith in politicians to sort this out'

Jan 22nd 2020, 6:05 AM 63,743 Views 67 Comments

Noel found himself living in his car following the break up of a relationship.

# housing-crisis - Friday 10 January, 2020

Concern for woman found near GPO by homeless volunteer last night
# Dublin
# Dublin

Concern for woman found near GPO by homeless volunteer last night

Jan 10th 2020, 10:20 AM 87,925 Views 84 Comments

The woman, who was in a distressed state, told the volunteer she had been released from an acute hospital.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record

Dec 29th 2019, 7:30 AM 25,570 Views 142 Comments

The Taoiseach said Fianna Fáil should be ‘embarrassed’ to discuss their housing policies.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Column: It’s not so simple, Minister, the proposed rent freeze bill could work under the Constitution
# Rent Freeze
# Rent Freeze

Column: It’s not so simple, Minister, the proposed rent freeze bill could work under the Constitution

Dec 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 19,498 Views 55 Comments

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says Eoghan Murphy may be proven wrong on the rent freeze bill

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation

Updated Dec 10th 2019, 10:53 PM 38,958 Views 138 Comments

The bill would see rents frozen for the next three years.